FBI Arrests Man Who Allegedly Used Twitter To Cause Seizure Of Newsweek Writer

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a Twitter user Friday for allegedly causing Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald to have a seizure, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Daily Caller.

The incident occurred in December 2016 when a Twitter account with the username “Ari Goldstein” or “@jew_goldstein” sent Eichenwald a gif, an animated video, with changing colors that said, “you deserve a seizure.”

Eichenwald’s account subsequently tweeted, “@jew_goldstein This is his wife, you caused a seizure. I have your information and have called the police to report the assault.”

Peter Stephenson, an expert in cyber criminology, previously told TheDC that “one could say that the tweet constituted an assault.”

The Newsweek writer identified who the alleged perpetrator was in January. He tweeted Friday, “After a 3 month investigation, the FBI this morning arrested the man who assaulted me using a strobe on twitter that triggered a seizure.”

“He currently faces federal charges & is expected to also be indicted by the Dallas District Attorney on different charges in next few days,” Eichenwald added. The writer’s attorney did not immediately return a request for comment.

Source: The Daily Caller

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